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"IT'S A COLD DAV WHEN WE GET LEFT."
HOOD BIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1890. NO. 1G.
HOOD RIVER glacier
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EVENTS OF THE DAI
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES
An Interesting Collection of Items Frost
the Two Hemispheres Presented
la Condensed Form.
The demand for lumber is unprece
dented throughout the country.
The battleship Wisconsin will he
ready for her trial within a fortnight.
The famous petrified forests of Ari
zona tit a y be But aside for a national
park. ' ' " '
The Union Paoifio will inciease its
oapital stock and buy the connecting
line to the Pacific.
The Kebiaska hoys were given a
rousing reception at Omaha and
throughout the state.
The lawyers in session in Buffalo
favor the new bankrupt act, but be
lieve creditors should have better pro
tection. The taking of the census in Cuba is
laid to be a preliminary step to the
establishment of a republican form of
The governor of Vermont wanted
heavy cannon for the Dewey salute and
has ordered them shipped from San
There is active recruiting everywhere
in Peru and the government continues
to send troops to the interior. Busi
ness is at a standstill and mines are
An agent of the British govemment
who is in Scuttle on business says that
Kruger does not want war, but will
likely be forced to it by younger blood
which now practically controls his cab
inet. It Is repotted in Manila IhatAgui
naldo has ordered thti rebel generals in
the province of Cavite to dose in on
and attempt to take the town of Inius,
and it is added the troops are concen
trating around the town from the lake
To combine the combination of
trusts is the object of an incorporation,
the papers for which have recently
been taken out in New Jersey. The
idea is to form one gigantic central
oouupany, employing the entire produc
An elaborate plan is on foot for an
alliance of the Cential American
states. Their fleets would combine
and work together and they would con
trol an inter-oceanic canal. It is the
intention to have the agreement ex
tend for 25 yeais.
Illinois white men killed two negroes
and the colored people have called up
on the authorities for prompt action.
The trouble originated in a grading
camp at Rockford and 19 black men
who were driven from the camp are
now being fed by the police in Chicago.
Miners in Mexico are not being mo
lested by the warring Yaquia.
The Prussian diet has closed. No
action was taken with the canal bill.
Mrs. Phoebe Hearst is the principal
stockholder in a new California oil
A Japanese paper says Aguinaldo
was killed by General Pio del Pilar
The military commander of San Cris
tobal has been assassinated by the San
Julia Dent Grant, daughter of Fred
erick Dent Giant, now serving in the
Philippines, will wed a Russian prince.
Walter Wellman, the leador of the
polar expedition, has arrived in Eng
land. He is probably ciippled for life
as a result of his trip.
A company with a capitalization of
$20,000,000 is foiming in San Fran
cisco for the purpose of establishing
big enterprises in China.
According to a statement just issuod
by the California state bank commis
sioner, the increase in assets and lia
bilities is the largest ever shown.
The United States transpoit Giant,
bearing the Idaho, Not tit Dakota and
Wyoming volunteers, has hi lived in
San Fiancisco. Dining tiie voyage
there were five deaths.
General Joe Wheeler in an inter
view with a press correspondent says
he believes Otis will soon make tapid
progress. He says he likes the Philip
pines and that the impression that the
country is unhealthy is wrong.
James Hamilton Lewis, of Washing
ton, is about to leave for England to
press upon the attention of the British
government the claims of a large num
ber of American miners, aggregating
nearly $25,000,000, and mostly in the
Two wrecks in one day were re
ported on the Rock Island. The eant
liouil flyer tan into a freight train at
Keats, Kas. The engineer and fireman
of the passenger train were severely
injured. The Keokuk express ran off
the track near Elgin, 111. The train
was badly smashed, but no one was in
jured. An anti-kissing league has been in
augurated among the society girls of
the East side of Cincinnati.
It is proposed to set np a modern
American saw mill in China, where
lumber is still sawed in the primitive
methods of a century ago.
Boston's largest 'and owner is Arch
bishop Williams, who holds in his
name real estate valued at $7,000,000
belonging to the Roman Catholic
A silk ribbon tiust lias bein organ
ized. Fear of war is effecting trade In
The Washington volunteers have
sailed for home.
The condemned ship Relief is to be
used as a floating hospital at Manila.
Otis will send the Ohio after the
grpunded Morgan City troops at Nag
asaki. Yucatan Indians uow refuse to pay
taxes in Mexico, and more trouble it
British seamen have declared a gen
eral strike and the movement will
effect all British ports.
Thousands of veterans are in attend
ance at the national G. A. R. encamp
ment in Philadelphia.
Admiral Dewey has arrived at Gib
raltar. He will sail foi New York be
fore the middle of the month.
Five of Colonel Bell 's men encoun
tered a rebel outpost near Porao and
one of their number was killed and an
Private McVeigh, sentenced to be
shot at San Francisco for murderously
assaulting an officer, will have a life
term of imprisonment instead.
The retail butchers propose to make
a great light against the trust. They
have $10,000,000 of capital and mem
bers in neatly every large city in the
Kruger has withdrawn his conces
sions to England. The time of resi
dence necessary to obtain franchise has
been increased instead of decieased as
Labori is on the- war path. He has
given formal notice that he will seek
information in foreign channels, as has
the prosecution. This, it is said, will
bring about grave complications.
Ezterhazy, who is in London', says
disastrous results will follow the ac
quittal of Dreyfus. Moroier certainly
will be condemned, and that will only
be the beginning of trouble in France.
A Washington correspondent says
the president has made up his mind as
to the government of our new posses
sions. Each group will have a differ
ent form of control. Cuba will be in
dependent, unless annexation is da
aired, in whicli event, American senti
ment will determine form. Philip
pines will be governed by three com
missioners; Porto Rico by territorial
government and Hawaii as recommend
ed by the the commission. .
Eighteen cases and three deaths is the
yellow fever situation at Key West.
The president's census proclamation
does not impress the Cubans favorably.
Santo Domingo City, the capital,
has declared for Jiiaines, the (evolu
tionist. A Kentucky desperado carried out
his threat and killed an officer sent to
The rebels attacked Angeles with ar
tillery, but were driven off by Colonel
New England silvetites eulogized
Aguinaldo and denounced the Ameri
can war policy.
The matter of abrogating the Clay-ton-Utilwer
treaty will soon be taken
up with Enlgand.
The Boers are rushing supplies to
the tal border to be prepared to
strike the first blow.
The transport Morgan City, bound
for Manila with reinforcements for
Otis, grounded at Nagasaki, Japan.
Dreyfus' friends say the tide has
turned and the prisoner cannot now be
condemned. His innocence is almost
The United States hospital ship Re
lief, which recently arrived in San
Franoiaco from Manila, has been con
demned. The Kansas regiment has left Manila
for home. The Iowa and Tennesse
regiments are now the only ones left
in the islands.
While mertally unbalanced, Henry
Emde, a Chioago carpenter, shot and
killed his wife and fatally wounded his
A member of Admiral Sampson's
staff says he does .pot want to retire.
The admiral is in good health and
wants to stay with the squadiou.
As a result of a row between strikers
and a repair gang at. West Pittston,
Pa., John Pollock, was killed and
eight others were severely injured.
Kruger has backed down from the
position he had taken. He has agreed
to the proposed confeience at Cape
Town and will explain the franchise
Senator Morgan, of Alabama, proph
esies that expansion will be the sal
vation of cotton, and is about to start
a crusade in the South to spread the
The secretary of the interior has or
dered that sheep he exoluded from the
Ranier reserve in Washington. Graz
ing is considered injurious to foi est s.
This deoision is but a precedent, and
it is said it will be but a short time
until sheep are excluded from all the
forest reserves of the country, includ
ing the great Cascade teserve in Ore
gon. Charles Prophenas. of Milburn, N.
J., says he has solved the problem ot
Preparation for the erection ot the
$15,000,000 steel plant which is to be
located at Stony Point, near Buffalo,
N. Y., are in active progress.
Captain Davis Dalton, the swimming
expert who was drowned r.ear Far
Rockaway, was known as the champion
life saver of the world, having leecued
278 people fioin drowning.
BATTLE ON A ML
Daring Feat Accomplished by
Americans in Negros.
BANDIT STRONGHOLD CAPTURED
Troops Advanced a Thomaiiil Feat Vp
m rarpucliiilar Itlurr Unde
a Hot rira.
Manila, Sept. 5. Argogula, the most
impregnable stronghold of the bands
which have been destroying planta
tions and levying tiitmteon the people
of Negros, was taken Thursday by the
Sixth infantry, under Lieutenant-Colonel
Iiiyne. Tlyk'v!'.iKii of reach,
ing the town was tes f.oi pendicular
hill, oovetod with dense shiuhery and
1,000 feet high. The Americans ac
compliHhed this under fire, although an
officer and several men wero hit and
'-neks weie lulled down upon them.
he native strength was estimated at
.00. Many of the rebels weie wound
ed and captured, and 21 were killed.
The American forces captured a quan
tity of stores and destroyed the foi t id
The shipping commissioner of Ma
nila, a Filipino, hitherto in high stand
ing, has been arrested, charged with
uppiopriating half of the tit st month's
salary and levying monthly thereafter
an assessment on all the native sailors
shipped from this port It is repre
sented that he held a commission in
the insurgent army, and was raising
funds for the insurrection; but it is
thought that his operations were mere
ly private blackmail. The informa
tion resulting in the arrest of the ship
ping commissioner reached the poit
captain and chief of police thhrough a
sailor who is not In sympathy with
The Otlicial Gazette, published at
Tarlao, which has been leceived iiere,
contains an otder by Aguinaldo as
sembling the Spanish civil prisoneis
and sick soldiers at the ports of San
Fernando, Union and Dagupan f ir re
patriation. The order stipulates thai
vessels calling must fly the Spanish
or Red Cross flags. Jauiecilla, the
Spanish commissioner, intends to ask
Major-Genuial Otis for permission to
Fond Supply Is Low.
Manila, Sept. 5. Many Spanish
prisoners are escaping from the Fili
pinos and biinging into the American
lines stories of haid Ireament. They
agree that the Filipinos are exceedingly
short of rations, and that a large sec
tion of their troiljiOs leduced to the
use of hotuo-made black powder. The
natives are trying eveiy scheme to get
food and munitions from: Manila.
Daily arrests are made for attempts to
smuggle contraband of war through the
American lines. In one case a cascoe
with a cargo of bamboo polos was over
hauled and the poles were found lull
The Insurgents have a wholesome
lespect for the British on account of
several threats of Biitish waiships to
oomhard their towns unless the rights
of British subjects are respected.
nils Churged Willi Perjury.
Chicago, Sept. 5. The Times-Herald
"Charges of perjury and suborna
tion of pel jury have been tiled against
Genera) E. S. Otis, comiuandei of the
American army in the Philippines,
with President McKinley, by Frank P.
Blair, one of the counsel for Captain
O. M. Carter, late government engineer
at Savannah. Counsel Blair declares
that at an early date he will also tile
charges of pet jury and subornation ol
perjury against .1 in lj;e Advocate Col
onel Thomas II. Barr and President
McKinley. Colonel Barr appeared in
the famous trial of Carter for the gov
ernment. General Otis was president
of tho Catter conrt-niattial."
Ilty'i (hi one Fighters.
New York, Sept. 6. George H.
Holden, who has been in the Philip
pines attending to the prize and bounty
claims of the sailors who took part in
the battles of the late war, is in the
city. In an interview he said:
"I received the utmost courtesy from
Admiral Dewey. When I was leaving
and called to pay my respects to the
admiral, he said, among other things:
'Mr. Holden, when you get back I wish
you would see our congressman and get
him to pass a laur-which will allow the
Chinese boys whom I havo had with
me to oome to Ameiica. If they ar
good enough to fight with us and tc
wear the medals of our government,
they aie good enough to become citi
zens.'" Tarried Out His Threat.
London, Sept. 5. A report is cur
rent that Deputy Sheriff Lewis, of
Manchester, was killed yesterday In
Clay county. Several weeks ago in
Manchester, Deputy StubhlefielJ was
shot by Matt Smith. Smith escaped
capture, and, going to his home, sent
word to the county officials that he
would never attend court alive, there
fore it would be fatal for persons to at
tempt to take him. Yesterday Lewii
went to serve papers on him and he
was shot dead as h passed Smith's
house. If the report is trne, this
makes the third killing id Clay county
the past week.
Fire Darlen Rioters Convicted.
Darien, Ga. , Sept. 6. After three
days' sitting, five of the rioters on tiial
here have been convicted. The first
Jury retired yesterday afternoon, and
immediately afterward tbeindgn called
a second bunch of five and court sat
until a late hour getting evidence and
bearing arguments. The court then
adjourned, and the jury retired. Up
to noon today they had not reached a
verdict, and it Is feaied they will not
Departures Tills Year Kxoeed, br Over
M.OOO, the Arrivals.
Vancouver, li. C, Sept. 4. Tha
Dirigo in rived from Alaska today with
200 passengers anil gold dust estimated
at $250,000. The higgunt winner is
Barclay, of North Dakota, with $103,
000. Among the passengers was C. S.
Coastwoith, who went in over the Ed
monton louto. Ho reports that Dr.
Mason, of Chicago, and others who
were sick with scurvy at Wind City,
got though safely.
Since the opening of navigation, ac
cording to passenger lists, 0,417 people
have left Dawson and 3,809 have ar
rived there. This aggregate does not
include 1,600 men who floated down
the liver to Cape Nome. Departuies
this year exceed ariivals by 8,048. It
is estimated that there aie 8,000 men
broke in the Klondike who must got
out of the country or become objects of
charity next winter.
Tho telegraph line has reached a
point on tho Yukon river 150 miles
south of Dawson. The woik is being
pushed ahead at the rate of five miles
a day. The government is building a
wagon trail frra Caribou crossing to a
point below Whitd Horso rapids,
through Watson valley and around
Thirty-Mile river. This will lessen
the distance on the winter trail folly
ACCIDENT TO THE NEWARK.
Broke a ristnn lt.nl as She Was Enter
ing Hwn Francisco Hay.
San Fiancisco, Sept. i. The oruiier
Newaik met' with a mishap as she was
Doming into port Tuesday, the news ot
which lias just leaked out. When off
Angel island one of the piston tods of
the port engine broke in two and the
piston smashed through the oyliniior
head. The enigne was stopped as soon
as possible, and the cruiser proceeded
up the bay on her other engine The
repairs will probably be made at Mure
Captain Goodrich, of the Newark,
has been detached from that command,
and today assumed eummand of the
battleship Iowa, relieving Captain
Terry, who is ordered home on waiting
orders. The command of tho Newark
will devolve upon Captain B. II. Mo
Calla. It is expected that Captain
Terry will soon be promoted to the
rank of lear-admiral.
Tellow Fever at Key West.
Washington, Sept. 4. Geneial
Frank, commanding tho department of
the Gulf, has telegraphod the war de
partment that four cses of yellow
fever hare appeared at Koy West and
asked for instructions. In reply Gen
eral Miles sent telegraphic instructions
directing tho removal of the garrison
at Key Weet to such a point ns Frank
may deem best, but suggesting Fort
The garrison at Key Wst is com
posed of batteries B und N, First artil
leiy. There aie no cases among the
Fever In the South.
New Orleans, Sept. 4. An autopsy
held today on tho body of young
Udolph, who died yesterday, revealed
the fact that death was caused by yel
low fever. The case was reported to
the authorities four days ago, but Dr.
Murphy, of the marine hospital serv
ice, did not know that the vase was one
of yellow fever.
Americana In Transvaal.
New York, Sept. 4. A special to the
Herald from Washington says: Ao
tion has been tat an by tho state de
partment for the protection of Ameri
cans and their inteiests in the Trans
vaal in case of war belween Great Brit
ain and the Boer republic. Instruc
tions wero sent by Secretary Hay today
to Consul Maoruni, at Pretoiia, di
recting him to watch vigilantly devel
opments in tho situation and their
effect upon American citizens and their
They Hailed on the Para.
Washington, Sept. 4. The following
cablegram has been received at the
"Manila, Sept. 4. Adjutant-General,
Washington: Nine hundred and
twenty-ioui discharged soldiers sailed
on the Para yesterday. Find statement
in possession of Lieutenant Gordan,
signal officer, who will identify men to
paymasters, Han Francisco. Advisable
to make full preparations foi prompt
payment on arrival of Purn.
Fighting in Congo Free Slate.
Brussels, Sept. 4. News has been
leceived of sharp fighting between the
Congo Free State troops and Batetla
natives beyond Songola. The rebels
were driven back with a Iocs of 100
men. The troops lost 25 native sol
diers. The rebels were not followed
bocauso they retreated over famine and
smallpox devastated tracts. The coun
try is now reported to be quiet.
Tim Public UebtT
Washington, Sept. 4. The monthly
statement of the public dobt shows the
debt, less cash in the treasuty, amounts
to $1,157,836,555, a decrease of
$4,281,11(1 as compared with the last
month. This decrease is accounted for
by a conesponding inciease in cash on
Hundreds of I. Ires Lost.
Yokohama. Sept. 4. Hundreds of
lives have been lost by the flooding of
a copper mine at Beshi, island of Shi
koku. Great Northern lirunches-
St. Paul, Sept. 4. It is announced
that the Great Northern contemplates
immediately extending a branch from
Fairhaven and an extension into the
Republic mining distriot.
Mill Hearing Completion.
The mill building of the M. M. & M.
Co., at Chelan Falls is Hearing com
pletion. It is expected the machinery i
will arrive within a week or two and it i
will not be long before the mill will be
in operation. t
President Has Made Up His
Mind on the Subject.
THE CABINET IS TO CONSIDER
Each Group Will Have a Different Form
at 1'outrol -Culra Will le
New York, Sept. 6. A special to
the Herald from Washington says:
There is good authority for the state
ment that the president has returned
to Washington with these general ideas
uppermost in his mind ns to his future
course in relation to the new depend
encies: The Philippines Civil government
by three commissioners to supplement
military rule immediately aftir the
rebellion is ciushed.
Cuba Continued military control
until it is determined by means of a
general election whether the inhabit
ants want independence or annexa
tion. If independence, the new gov
ernment elected will be recognized by
the United States and will be given
encouragement and every opportunity
to establish its stability. If annexa
tion, the president will be governed
bv the sentiment of American citizens
as it may then exist.
Porto Rico Uivil government of the
territorial form, similai to that which
prevails in Arizona.
Hawaii Territorial form of govern
ment as recommended by the Hawaiian
commission and as p'ovided for in
a measure now pending before congress.
Some weeks will elapse befoie the
president settles down to the actual
preparation of his message, but he has
returned from his vacation with some
well-defined views ns to the difficult
problems which confront him and will
immediately commence discussions of
the details with the members of his
It has been generally supposed that
with the war still in progress in the
Philippines the president would avoid
committing himself to recommenda
tions of the future government of the
islands, but such will probably not be
the case. His Pittsburg speech leaves
no room for doubt that he will insist
upon Amerioan control of the Philip
pines. To this extent he has come out
squarely and thrown down the gauntlet
to the anti-expansionists.
Mi. McKinley not only favors the
permanent control but is prepaied with
all of the forces at his command to
fight for it, but to avoid the charge of
militarism, and tnat is his reason fot
making the recommendations, he pro
poses outlining a plan to congress for
submitting a civil form of government
for the military the moment peace is
obtained and the complete supiemacy
of the United States established.
Further discussions with his cabinet
may change somewhat the piesident's
views as to the form of civil govern
ment best suited to meet the situation,
but at present the commission idea
predominates. Professor Sehurmann,
president of the pence commission, is
understood to favor this kind of con
trol and a historical review recently
prepared for the president, showing
that the United States has frequently
adopted this method of control of new
territory in a transitory Btate, has
(Imply impressed members of tbe ad
ministration. It is appreciated that it will be some
years before the islands are ripe for
even a territorial form of government,
such as is proposed for Porto Rico, so
that control by commissioners, much
the same as in the District of Colum
bia, is deemed a happy substitute for a
military government and a safe and
simple means of control preliminary to
the establishment of a territorial form
of government, when it may be possi
ble to give the natives generally the
light of suffrage.
The plan under consideration con
templates three commissioners, one an
army officer, to have charge of fiscal
affairs, another a naval officer to have
control of the customs, and the third,
a leading native officer of legal exper
ience to look after the judiciary, all
three to be appointed by the president
and confirmed by the senate
Fnrther details contemplate giving
the Filipinos .a voice in all municipal
affairs and the most libetal self-government
Columbia the Defender.
Newport, R. I., Sept. 6. In today's
race, the second and last of the official
trial races for the settlement of a de
fender for the America's cup, the Co
lumbia again demonstrated that she is
the superior of the Defender, tbe 1895
champion, by defeating her 10 minutes
and 7 seconds over a triangular course,
in an eight-knot breeze and a smooth
Calcium Mght Plant F.lplnded.
Chicago, Sept. 6. By the explosion
of a calcium light tank filled with car
bonic acid gas, in the Chicago Calcium
Light Company's machine room on
Washington street today, Fiank Hop
kins was fatally burned and Howard
McClethan seiiously injured. The first
floor ot the building ' was wrecked.
Several persons who were passing were
slightly cot by flying glass.
McKinley Not Coining to the Coast.
Washington, Sept. 6. Senator Car
ter, of Montana, who has just returned
from a Euiopean trip, was at the
White House today, and, after a confer
ence with the president, stated that
Mr. McKinley would be compelled to
give np his contemplated trip through
the WeBt. He will attend the cere
monies attending the laying of the cor-nei-stone
of the Chicago postoffice,
October 1, but it is altogether improb
able that he will get further west than
WRECK OF THE MORGAN CITY.
All Hands Were Landed, hut the Cargo
Washington, Sept, C The follow
ing dispatch, received this afternoon,
gives some particulars of the wreck of
the transport Morgan City:
"Nagasaki, Sept 5. Adjutant-Gen-eial,
Washington: The transport
Morgan City, under guidance of an ex
perienced pilot, struck a reef on tho
inland sea, eight miles from Ononnohi
and 250 miles from Nagasagi, about 4
a. m., September 1. She hacked off at
daylight. The vessel filled rapidly;
was beached and all were saved. The
oflioers and crew did splendid work.
Have telegraphed to Kobe for food, and
am sending a wrecking crew, vessel
and food from here. Cat go almost all
lost. Can you send me a transpoit
from Manila. American money is
good here onlv, hence the delay.
"CA KTER, Quartermaster. "
General Otis cabled Minister -Buck
for particulars, and notified the de
partment that tho Ohio would be sent
to Nagasaki. The govemment suffers
no great loss in the wreck of the
Morgan City, save that of time, as she
was a chartered vessel and the owners
aie the losers.
A Total Wreck.
London, Sept. 6. According to a
dispatch to the Daily Mail from Kobe,
Japan, the Morgan City is a total
BOER WAR PARTY
In Control of Affairs In the Transvaal
Fence la Considered Hopeless.
London, Sept. 6. The Johannesburg
correspondent of the Standard says:
"I learn from an official, who has
been earnestly striving for peace, that
tne mattei is now hopeless. The Boers
will probubly declare war at 48 hours
notice, and will tiy to raid Natal be
fore the British troops arrive. I be
lieve the Oiange Free State will join
the Transvaal, but that the Boers in
Natal and Cape Colony will remain
quiet at the outset, unless irritated by
the dismissal of the Cape Colony cabi
net. "The Boors have the fullest confi
dence in their magazine rifle and their
skill in marksmanship. State Attorney
Smuts is the chief inciter of the war
party. Thirty thousand men in the
Transvaal and 20,000 in the Orange
Free State will take the field."
The Times prints a letter from the
bishop of Pietoria. appealing for funds
to relieve the terrible distress caused
by the protracted tension and the fears
A dispatch to the Daily Mail from
Delagoa Bay says the refugees from
Barberton declare that they were
warned to leave, as the Foers intended
to cordon the district. There are nu
merous dispatches giving rumors as
to war plans and preparations, the
probable attitude of the natives and
possible developments. .
AFFAIRS IN BRAZIL.
Sale of a Large Tract to the German
Rio de Janeiro, Sept. 6. Notice hat
been received from Berlin that the
Duke of Saxe has sold to the German
government lands in Santa Catherine,
estimated at over 1,000 square leagues.
The minister of the exterior has con
cluded conferences with the Bolivian
minister about Acre, the territory
claimed by Brazil and Bolivia, the in
hahitants of which recently claimed
their independence and constituted a
new South American commonwealth.
The government has ordered that mu
nitions of war he sent with all haste
from Bahia to Para. Three gunboats
will asoend the river Para above Acre
in a few days.
Rear-Admiral Howison and the offi
cers of the United States cruisers Chi
cago and Montgomery visited Petropo
lis Saturday and Sunday, where they
were entertained at the United States
The resignation of the Argentine
ministers is regarded ns a condemna
tion of the policy of General Rooaa re
garding Brazil and the delivery of the
SEVEN WERE DROWNED.
Accident to n Sailing Parly, Caused by
the Sinking of Their Boat.
Halifax, N. S., Sept. 6. A sailboat
was sunk tonight near the mouth ol
Halifax harbor, and several lives were
lost, the victims belonging to this city.
There were 11 persons in the bont and
four were saved. The maet was lifted
out of its stepping by a squall of wind,
and when it fell back into its pocket it
punched a hole in the bottom of the
boat, causing her to sink in a few min
utes. Those drowned are: Robert David
son, plumber, wife and three nnniar
lied sisters; W. Hamilton, employed
in the city cleiks' office, and John E.
Held I'p the House.
Spokane, Sept. 6. Two masked men
at 4 o'clock this morning walked into
Harry Green's gambling rooms, on the
seoond floor of a block in the very
heart of the business district, held up
15 men, looted the tills and safe, and
escaped with $1,800 in cash and bills.
In the chase and subsequent capture of
one of the thugs, Policeman Gemmring
was shot in the groin and perhaps fa
New Standing HIgh-Jnmp Record.
New York, Sept. 6. At the games
of the St. James' Catholic Association,
of Red Bank, at Hollywood Park, N.
J., today, Fied Gerner, of Long
Branch, beat the world's standing
high-jump record, clearing the tape at
6 feet 4 inches. The record broken, 5
feet 8, inches, was made by G. W.
Ewrye, of Chicago.
Oklahoma's wheat crop, 40,000,000